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Windows Recall — a ‘privacy nightmare’?

May 24, 2024

Windows Recall, the new feature that records a user’s screen at regular intervals, has been labelled a “privacy nightmare” due to potential data privacy and security risks.

Microsoft announced the generative AI-based tool on Monday; it records “snapshots” of a user’s screen every five seconds to provide a searchable log of historic actions going back three months. The feature will be available in preview in new Copilot+ PCs Microsoft and other vendors will begin selling in mid-June.

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